Alma G. Gaines-Hayes, nee Bright,
84, of Trenton, died Monday, April 2, 2007 at
Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.
She was born September 28, 1922 in
Belleville to John “Frank” and Stella (Cable) Bright; they preceded
her in death.
She married Reuben Gaines on July
19, 1947 in E. St. Louis; he preceded her in death on July 8, 1975.
She then married William Hayes on
April 12, 1986 in Mobile, Alabama; he preceded her in death on
August 5, 1990.
Also preceded in death by a brother,
John Bright, and sisters, Gertrude McCord, Dorothy Wilson, and Wanda
Surviving are her daughters Nona
(Robert, Sr.) Ponder of Trenton and Gail (Michael, Sr.) Bell of
6 Grandchildren, Robert “Sammy”
(friend Annette Clover) Ponder, Jr., Tiara Ponder, Joseph Ponder,
Jolene Millar, Michael (Lisa) Bell, Jr., Quincy (Tish) Bell.
13 Great-Grandchildren, Eric
McMillian, Brittney Edwards, Corey and Gregory Ponder, Casey
Crowell, Amber and Andy Millar, Takoda Gregory, Kaleb and Ezekiel
Jessica, and Melissa Bell.
1 Great-Great-Granddaughter, Ava
A brother, Kenneth Bright of
Many Nieces (special thanks to Sandy
Rhoades and Kitty Miller), Nephews, and Friends
Alma retired as a cashier from
She attended West
Gate Baptist Church in
Funeral Services will be Thursday,
April 5, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton with
Rev. Thomas Rankin officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, April
5, 2007 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.
Memorials can be made to her family
and will be received at the funeral home.